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Tatra Mountains. The first degree of avalanche danger

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The Tatra Volunteer Search and Rescue has announced the first level of avalanche danger in the Tatra Mountains. For now, there are few places where the danger exists, but lifeguards advise caution.

On Monday, the avalanche danger in the Tatras was announced for the first time this season. In the morning the temperature at the top of Kasprowy Wiech dropped to 10 degrees Celsius, there was 23 centimeters of snow. According to TOPR, the risk of avalanches occurs in the peak parts of the Tatra Mountains, from an altitude of 1900 m above sea level

“The avalanche risk occurs in very few places, mainly in the ridge area, in gullies, depressions and snow fields. Beware of wind deposits in these places” – reads the release.

Snow in Zakopane

The first degree of avalanche risk means that snow cover is generally well-bound and stable. Generally, an avalanche can only be triggered with a high additional load. In a few places on very steep or extreme slopes, it is possible to descend spontaneously small and medium-sized avalanches.

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On Sunday night, snow began to fall also in Zakopane. On Monday morning, thermometers under the Tatra Mountains showed minus 2 degrees C. In Zakopane, there is a few centimeters of white powder.

AvalanchesPAP / Maria Samczuk, Maciej Zieliński

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